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Are you someone who uses rideshares often? If only there was a way to reward passengers for using services like Uber and Lyft frequently…
Rideshare companies are trying many new programs to reward frequent riders. These programs are still new and are currently being rolled out in limited cities in the United States.
1) Frequent Rider Programs
Uber and Lyft have both experimented with frequent rider programs, where you are rewarded with free trips or ride credits. We are not aware of any of these being offered consistently, but here are a few links: TechCrunch Article, UberVIP in NYC and ...read more
Do you want to drive for Lyft, but not own your own car? Lyft's Express Drive program helps you rent a car so you can start driving and earning with Lyft!
The Express Drive program is available in select cities across the United States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and more! The details vary by city and by rental car provider. To find out information specific to your city, go through the steps to become a driver and learn more.
How to Become an Express Driver with Lyft
Uber is introducing a new policy that requires all drivers in the U.S. to take a six-hour break after driving for 12 hours straight. This policy will be strictly enforced by an app countdown that automatically warns drivers when they are approaching their maximum driving limit.
The 12 hours of consecutive driving is based on how long the driver spends driving while online in the Uber app. If they are pulled over or stopped somewhere, that time will not be counted. According to the Washington Post, Uber will not track hours drivers spend offline for Uber but driving for ...read more
This week marks the beginning of the Uber versus Waymo trial in San Francisco. The lawsuit against Uber, issued last year, stated that the company stole information from Waymo. The results of this trail may determine the fate of Uber’s self-driving car program.
Waymo, an Alphabet subsidiary, has been developing technology for self-driving cars for years now. One of Waymo’s former engineers left the company to start his own self-driving truck company called Otto. Uber acquired Otto in 2016, and with that acquisition came Anthony Levandowski, the former Waymo engineer and current CEO of Otto.
Levandowski is a ...read more
Have you ever looked at your rideshare receipt and seen something called "wait fee"? If you're confused about what this charge means, we are here to tell you. Uber and Lyft charge you a fee if you show up late to your vehicle and make the driver wait for you to arrive.
This fee was introduced in the past year to benefit drivers and pay them for the time spent in the car waiting. It makes sense -- if a passenger makes the driver wait, the driver is missing out on the opportunity to complete more rides and make more ...read more